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Hitzinger - History Timeline

60 years of experience

History1Dipl.-Ing. Walter founded Hitzinger in 1946 and evolved swiftly from a company dealing with repairs on damaged electric and incineration motors into a major electric powered appliance construction firm. As early as 1955, Hitzinger launched its first synchronous alternator of its own design on the market.

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1946 to 1961

  • 1946 – Foundation of Dipl.-Ing. Hitzinger KG as business house with service workshop
  • 1948 – Dipl.-Ing. Hans Schäcke becomes partner of Dipl-Ing. Hitzinger KG & Co.
  • 1955 – First synchronous alternator of own design built with direct current exciter and mechanical down-regulator.
  • 1958 – Administration moves from Annagasse 3 to Hauptplatz 17 in Linz.
  • 1961 – Firm expands on Schererstraße with departments for windings, switchgear construction and test bay

1961 to 1975

  • 1963 – First UPS system
  • 1968 – First military mass production order of Turkish army
  • 1969 – First synchronous converter for International Atomic Energy Agency in Seibersdorf.
  • 1970 – First brushless alternator
  • 1971 – Opening of today’s company headquarters on Helmholtzstraße.
  • 1975 – Partnership with Dipl.-Ing. Schäcke separates

1975 to 1996

  • 1977 – Firm taken over by Jörg Hitzinger
  • 1980 – Firm taken over by Jörg and Christa Thewanger
  • 1981 – Conversion to Dipl. Ing. Hitzinger GmbH
  • 1993 – Change of ownership in the form of a management buy out by Hubert Platzer, Ing. Helmut Roland and Hermann Gatterbauer
  • 1996 – Company celebrates 50th anniversary with 200 employees

1996 to 2013

  • 2000 – All HITZINGER systems enjoy entirely trouble-free start to new millennium
  • 2006 – 60th anniversary
  • 2008 – HTI AG becomes majority shareholder and appoints Mag. Khinast as managing director
  • 2013 – RLB Steiermark becomes majority shareholder through Diligenta Holding GmbH

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Hitzinger UK Ltd
50 Churchill Square
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent
ME19 4YU

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